CELEBRATE COMPASSION WITH AMERICAN HUMANE ASSOC “BE KIND TO ANIMALS WEEK®”
April 26, 2016 • Trends
For generations of Americans, May has always been associated with kindness .Millions of people around the country young and old are joining American Humane Association, the country’s first national humane organization, to celebrate the start of the second century of “Be Kind to Animals Week®” (May 1-7),the longest-running, most successful humane education campaign in American history.
Where you can find “How to be kind”
To reach children and adults nationwide, American Humane Association invites everyone to visit www.Kindness100.org, where they can find a fascinating historical retrospective of “Be Kind to Animals Week,” a series of pre-K-5 curricula to teach children the value of compassion, and a pledge with four things people can do to improve the lives of millions – actually, billions – of animals.
1,000,000 Challenged to Take the “Be Kind to Animals Week” Pledge
American Humane Association is challenging 1 million people to take the “Be Kind to Animals Week” pledge online, which aims to protect and better the lives of animals in four distinct areas, including 10 billion farm animals by seeking out humanely raised foods, the 6-8 million animals abandoned each year by adopting from a shelter, the more than 100,000 animal actors who entertain, educate and charm us in film and television each year by looking for the “No Animals Were Harmed®” end-credit, and the many endangered and disappearing species of the world by cultivating caring and understanding of magnificent creatures by taking their children to accredited zoos, aquariums, and conservation centers.
“The need for compassion has never been greater,” said Dr. Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of American Humane Association. “As we enter a second century of working to rescue and care for our best friends, I hope every American will join us in celebrating ‘Be Kind to Animals Week’ – not just this week, but all year round.”
To celebrate “Be Kind to Animals Week®” 2016 and to learn more about how you can support American Humane Association’s lifesaving, life-affirming animal rescue work please visit www.Kindness100.org.